Kimberley Herson Timms

Kimberley Herson Timms: Attorney with Vandeventer Black LLP
  • Of Counsel at Vandeventer Black LLP (53 Attorneys)
  • 500 World Trade Center, 101 West Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
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Kim is Of Counsel in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group and she concentrates her practice in workers’ compensation defense and labor and employment matters. She has earned an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Kim’s practice is devoted to working with insurance carriers, employers, and self-insured businesses defending workers’ compensation claims filed pursuant to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act and creating preventive strategies.

Kim attended St. Anne’s-Belfield School and received a B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia. Her first career prior to attending law school was as a secondary school English teacher. Kim earned her J.D. at the University of Richmond where she served on the Moot Court Board and the National Moot Court Team and received the Book Award in Domestic Relations. Following law school, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr., former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia and Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. She entered private practice in Virginia in 1987 and joined Vandeventer Black in 1989.

In addition to practicing law, civic and community participation is a key interest of Kim’s. She has been involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations, many of which coincided with raising her three children and her interest in education. Her civic and community involvement has included work with the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, the People in Need Ministry, the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, the Girl Scouts of America, the Boy Scouts of America, the Relay for Life, the Norfolk City Union of the King’s Daughters, St. Anne’s-Belfield School, and the Flower Guild of Galilee Church. She has also served in various capacities with the Virginia Beach PTA, including President of both the Plaza Middle School PTA and the First Colonial High School PTA.

Judicial Clerkship

Court of Appeals of Virginia, 1986-87


Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Coastal Virginia Magazine, “Top Lawyers” - Workers’ Compensation (2017-present)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Coverage Defense
  • Maritime & Admiralty Law
  • Workers' Compensation Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757.446.8660  Phone
757.446.8670  Fax
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1975
Law School Attended:
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; 1986, Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Virginia State Bar

Virginia Bar Association

Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, Programs Committee, Chair

Virginia Beach Bar Association

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

Birth Information:
Syracuse, New York, May 28, 1953
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters; Represents employers and insurance carriers defending workers' compensation claims filed pursuant to the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (9 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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